Tuesday, 22 January 2008

January poet: Bill Shakespeare


The Fraud of Men

Sigh no more , ladies, sigh no more;
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot in sea, and one on shore,
To one thing constant never;
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your songs of woe
Into Hey nonny nonny.

Sing no more ditties, sing no more,
Of dumps so dull and heavy;
The fraud of men was ever so,
Since summer first was leavy.
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

From Much Ado About Nothing


He's been on my mind since I began fooling around with The Shakespeare Quote Generator a couple posts back.

Great advice, eh? And before any of those sweet [choke] sensitive guys out there start accusing me of male bashing: the song works both ways. ;)

2 comments:

akalol said...

I am sure you used to teach literature :)

wordtryst said...

Oh damn. What gave me away? :)